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Nolan Franklin Pribble

Nolan Franklin Pribble
Sept. 15, 1925-Dec. 31, 2021

ASHEBORO — Noble Franklin Pribble of Asheboro, NC, died on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at the age of 96.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Pribble; children, Jo Ann Pribble, Stephen Pribble and his wife Donna Pribble, Mark Pribble; granddaughter, Lindsey DiTanna and her husband Marco DiTanna; great granddaughter, Sofia DiTanna. 

He was preceded in death by first wife Mary Emily Pribble in 2010. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Noble was a Corporal in the United States Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946 and served during World War II. He attended Maryvale College and was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology trained electrical engineer. He worked on the first phased array radar at Eglin Air Force Base during his time at Bendix. He also participated in the development of the first fuel-injected engine.

After a long career, he retired and continued to enjoy his hobbies. He was an avid skier, golfer, windsurfer, photographer, snorkeler, sailor and bowler.

He was a member of the Cockeysville Optimist Club and worked on scholarship efforts. He was a firm believer in supporting those in need. He was always endeavoring to make the world a better place with his many inventions. Most of all, Noble was known for his smile, which was contagious.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Asheboro, NC.

A second memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Ashland Presbyterian Church, Cockeysville, MD, with internment following at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 East Padonia Road, Timonium, MD.

In lieu of flowers, you may offer a donation to First Presbyterian Church, 420 W. Walker Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203; or to Ashland Presbyterian Church, 116 Ashland Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the Pribble family.